Namaste Ecuador is a specialized travel itinerary for those who love both adventure and Yoga. This experience allows you to combine the very best of adventure tourism, without leaving behind your lifestyle, as you practice yoga in different locations throughout your trip. A regular day in this itinerary starts early with a delicious breakfast, mountain hiking and a relaxing Yoga session with one of our certified Yoga Teachers. What’s best about this itinerary is all of these things will be done while discovering Ecuador and its biodiversity.
Our guide will be waiting for you at the airport to take you to Inraki Lodge.
To start the day with energy, we will have an invigorating Yoga practice to stretch our bodies after a long trip. Afterwards, a delicious breakfast will be served, with an abundant variety of fruits, organic eggs and homemade, freshly-baked bread. Later on we will be heading to the community of Malchingui to take a walk through the region’s ancestral footpaths, where we will meet local farmers and become familiar with their way of life. In the afternoon we will be going back to Guayllabamba Lodge, where a hot dinner will be served. B/L/D
After breakfast, we will be heading to the town of La Esperanza where we will be immersed in a community-based tourism experience, and learn about the indigenous culture and their agrarian traditions. For lunch, we will enjoy a typical Ecuadorian meal with members of the community. Afterwards, we will continue to Sacha Ji to practice incredible Yoga, with spectacular views. For dinner, we will return to Guayllabamba Lodge. B/L/D
Early morning departure to the Amazon jungle. On the way, we will be stopping at the Cayambe-Coca Ecological Reserve to take a 2 hour hike through the high Andean moorlands known as páramos, where the rare Spectacled Bears forage nearby. Later on, we will be relaxing at the well-known Papallacta Hot Springs. Finally, after lunch we will be heading to Misahualli, our final destination for the day. Lodging will be at Saraswati Ahimsa Vana. B/L/D
Tena and Misahualli are well known for their many rivers. Along with Yoga sessions, we will also be rafting with our expert guides. In the afternoon, we will head back to the hotel to change for our later excursion to the rainforest. Lodging will be at Saraswati Ahimsa Vana. B/L/D
A beautiful Yoga practice composed of the Amazon’s fauna, flora, and natural sounds awaits us. Our rainforest adventure will continue once we head to a waterfall named La Cascada de Latas, where we will have a soothing swim in the river and take incredible pictures. In the afternoon our trip will continue towards the renowned tourist town of Baños de Agua Santa. Lodging will be at Vridavan Jardines Ecológicos. B/L/D
This day will be exclusively devoted to deepening the yogic practices. We will be starting off the day before sunrise with Bhajan –a meditation style with devotional music and eastern instruments. This will take us to a higher state of consciousness, and connect us with the essence of one of the most ancient cultures on Earth in a very deep and intense way. With all of its natural beauty and diversity, this is a place especially suited for this process. Lodging will be at Vridavan Jardines Ecológicos. B/L/D
After having experienced a day full of new insights, we will be heading to the small tourist town of Baños, where we will be taking a hike at the Cascada Manto de la Novia, a gorgeous waterfall. In the afternoon, the more adventurous guests will have the option of going canyoneering. Lodging will be at Posada del Arte. B/L
Morning at Banos de Agua Santa is chill, so we decided to give you the morning on your own, so you cvan visit the local market, wlak on the streets, buy souveniers, go to the local hotsprings or just stay reading. After lunch we will drive back to Guayllabamba lodge to pack your lugagge to fly home or extend your trip to the Galapagos islands o the Pacific Coast.
Transfer out. Airport transfer for those flying home.
Effort: Moderate to Hard
Activities: Hiking, Glacier traverse, cultural inmersion
Lodging: Inraki lodge, Cayambe hut
PRICE PER PERSON: $ 2430
*Based on 2 ppl double occupancy